Posts Tagged ‘review’

“Run the Rainbow, Eat the Rainbow” w/ ChopChop Magazine & New Balance & Giveaway!

As a Mom to an active seven year old daughter healthy eating is something that we try to incorporate into her diet – and I realize that it starts with me. I really dislike breakfast (even though I know that’s really bad!) and would constantly skip the meal in the morning, and starting noticing my daughter was too. Then noticed she was getting more and more tired. So I got her together and we are coming up with fun new meals for breakfast. I’ve involved her in the healthy living process, and getting her excited about the endless possibilities in the kitchen. Her new addiction? Strawberry blueberry smoothies! Yum.

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The new “Run the Rainbow, Eat the Rainbow” contest too understands the importance of healthy kids. Run in collaboration with ChopChop Magazine, The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families, and Boston based New Balance the “Eat the rainbow” campaign helps kids get in the habit of eating a balanced palette of fruits and veggies —and, because different colors are associated with different nutrients, it is an easy way to color your world healthy. What better way to eat multiple colors than with a rainbow fruit kabob?

In celebration of healthy kids and New Balance’s awesome brand-new 890 Rainbow shoe, ChopChop and New Balance invite you to enter the contest for chance to win a monthly prize pack, including a pair of Rainbow shoes, a one-year subscription to ChopChop, and a grand prize of a $400 gift card to a local grocery store. Visit www.newbalance.com/rainbow to enter! The contest is live now and will run through May (entrants must be 18 years or older).

The colorful brand-new 890v3 Rainbow shoe by New Balance are stylish sneakers featuring a synthetic/mesh upper, offering lightweight comfort and support with solid rubber outsole to provide long-wearing durability for active kids. These are my daughter’s new favorite sneakers, I love how they brighten up any outfit, and they’ll be the perfect addition for our upcoming Disney trip!

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Be sure to enter today for a chance to win some amazing prizes!
Just for my readers, one lucky reader will win a yearlong ChopChop Magazine subscription AND a pair of the stylish New Balance Rainbow shoe!! They’ll make the perfect addition to any summer wardrobe and they are so comfortable!! You don’t want to miss out on this great giveaway, entering in easy just use the widget!!

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post between ChopChop Magazine and New Balance. I received a pair of New Balance kids sneakers and a ChopChop subscription. All opinions, as always, are my own.



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{Season of Giving} momAgenda School Years Review & Giveaway!!

CONGRATULATIONS to

Julia Magnusson!!

I tend to thrive on organization and schedules. I like to plan activities as far in advance as possible and find that when last minute things arise I have a harder time figuring out what to do! Don’t get me wrong, once the weekend comes I love playing it by ear, but during the week when I’m running a mile a minute and have various work obligations, social activities, and my daughter being organized is a must!

Organization plays a big role at home especially with my 7 year old’s belongings. As much as I love every piece of art she brings home, it’s hard to figure out what to do with everything! We currently have a large bin of her masterpieces that I have to figure out what to do with! We’ll be mailing some to her Grandma and Aunts, some will be stored, and others framed for her room. It’s been so satisfying as a parent to look through things she’s made and see her progression, see how the people she’s drawn have evolved to now included eyelashes, bows, and various outfits. And to see her handwriting improve has melted my heart.

 

I was super psyched to receive my momAgenda School Years book and start organizing my daughter’s artwork and special moments by year. We received the purple book and it’s amazing! Categorized by their year in school starting with Pre-K until Grade 12 you can store various pictures and memories in a small folder and include a picture from that year, child’s teacher(s), friends, and most-loved after-school activities, and their signature!

I’ve since purchased one for my sister for Christmas (shhhh) and in the season of giving I’m giving away 1 momAgenda School Years book for yourself or as a gift!! Entering this giveaway couldn’t be simpler! Check out the widget below!

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Kidz Bop 22 Music CD Giveaway – WINNERS!

I’ve written before about our love of music and Kidz Bop! Whether we are cooking or getting ready to conquer the day – music is playing and we are moving! We have been playing Justin Bieber and Adele lately, and were thrilled when we got the new Kidz Bop 22 cd to listen to the hottest hits sung by kids for kids! My daughter’s cd collection is growing fast and this cd is by far her favorite, I catch her in her room, in the bath, going to camp singing one of the songs! Her favorite (which I had never heard before) is call me maybe. Once the music starts she doesn’t stop!

Kidz Bop 22 is the #1 music brand for kids ages 5-12 in the U.S! It’s the perfect summer soundtrack for family road trips, pool parties, backyard BBQs, birthday parties, and more! KIDZ BOP 22 includes 16 chart-topping hits including:

Stronger
Call Me Maybe
Starships
Domino
Payphone
Wild Ones
Glad You Came
Drive By
Part Of Me
What Makes You Beautiful
Dance Again
Boyfriend
Feel So Close
Somebody That I Used To Know
Tonight Is The Night
Set Fire To The Rain

I’m thrilled to share our love of Kidz Bop 22 with you to enjoy in your house! I’m giving away three, yes three copies of the cd, enter using the rafflecopter widget below!!

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Contest closes at MIDNIGHT on 7/21! Be sure to enter today!



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This Isn’t Just For Colored Girls…

When I saw the previews for For Colored Girls I knew it was a movie I had to see. So along with 2 girlfriends we went to see the movie on opening night. It was great to see the packed theatre and all the support for the film and amazing cast. I started crying about 20minutes into the movie. And by the end my eyes were red and puffy. Its like I was hit by a train. The movie didn’t just move it. It dragged me. It swung me. It threw me down in the dirt, and make me take a look at myself. At those around me. At the secrets that I am carrying around, and I wrote this shortly after seeing the film”

Do our secrets define us? 

Shape us, make us. Break us?
We all have secrets.
Let them unite us
Not tear us apart
Let us be able to release ourselves
from our secrets
and allow ourselves
to be
loved
to be
supported
to be
cared for.
Let us not store our secrets away
Let us not fear our secrets
Let us find healing
and
peace
Let us drop the baggage
and begin a new journey
Let us believe in the power
of a
community
of a
sisterhood

Because this..
Is For Colored Girls
Who Have Considered 
Suicide 
When the Rainbow 
Wasn’t Enough

There is no way to describe the power of this movie. The messages are available to those who want to listen. This movie isn’t just For Colored Girls. It’s for all of us, all of us who have struggled, who have scarified, who have made mistakes, who’ve been beaten down by life, who have been silenced, who have had sex without love, who have ever loved and lost, and those whom are seeking comfort and affection.


The movie is available today on DVD. Though I have no plans on watching it soon, because it put me in a dark emotional stage, its a movie that I have to have in my movie collection. After watching the film, I went out and bought the book, and am excited to read the poems within it.



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